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Grok curates news about international education from around the world to help education professionals keep up to date with developments that may inform activities in China, India and Southeast Asia.

China is aiming for college excellence, India for quotas
India Education News |

Ten years ago, India was seen as a potential superpower, capable of combating the rise of China. Today China has

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Chinese school principal breaks the rules with his bold dance moves.
China Education News |

Video footage of the 40-year-old principal, Zhang Pengfei leading his pupils through an energetic shuffle dance routine has been widely

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How this entrepreneur created the largest education prize in history
China Education News |

Education is not the typical topic of interest for entrepreneurs. However, every day we hear a little more from entrepreneurs

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Chinese students are flocking to Thai universities, drawn by cheaper fees and friendlier visa rules
China Education News |

Chinese national Cherry He Ting rattles off in fluent Thai as she presents her master’s thesis ahead of graduating from

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Chinese universities dominate emerging economies higher education rankings
China Education News |

China enjoyed its best year yet in the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies Rankings, claiming four of the top five

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Grokker profile – Jo Wu
Grokker profile |

Name:  Jo Wu Position:  Senior Regional Manager – University of Essex   Describe yourself in three words. Dedicated. Positive. Resilient.

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Chinese employers find graduates of foreign universities ‘harder to manage’
China Education News |

Chinese employers rate graduates of foreign universities highly, but fear that they are harder to manage and less loyal, a

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Indian students engage more in extra classes, co-curricular activities than peers: Cambridge study
India Education News |

Almost two-third of Indian students take extra tuition for key subjects after school, 72 per cent participate in co-curricular activities,

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Falling birth rates are forcing Thailand’s universities to internationalize to produce the ‘innovative’ graduates
Southeast Asia Education News |

Many of the country’s leading universities have introduced international programmes that teach courses in English language, and have opened their

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Extending Vietnam’s academic achievements into tertiary education
Southeast Asia Education News |

Vietnam has already made significant strides on tertiary education. Access to tertiary education has expanded with enrolment more than doubling

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Vietnam’s English proficiency listed ‘moderate’ in EF ranking
Southeast Asia Education News |

Vietnam’s English language proficiency was scored as ‘moderate’ in the 2018 EF English Proficiency Index conducted by EF Education First.

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Malaysia: Maybank is the most popular employer among university students and graduates according to survey
Southeast Asia Education News |

Among the key findings of the 2018 survey is that the most important factors named by graduates when choosing an

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Malaysia: Ministry wants foreign universities to join education hub
Southeast Asia Education News |

Education Minister Maszlee Malik said the Ministry of Education will intensify efforts to attract more foreign universities to establish branch

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Malaysia: Prime Minister hails local academics and higher education institutions
Southeast Asia Education News |

The achievements of staff at higher education institutions in meeting the country’s aspirations are encouraging, according to Prime Minister Tun

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India and Australia sign five pacts to boost business and education links
India Education News |

The five agreements include two new joint university partnerships. Economic Times

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Why Indian students are now looking beyond the US
India Education News |

The US remains the favourite destination for thousands of young Indians looking to add a foreign degree to their CV.

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The many barriers to internationalizing India’s higher education
India Education News |

In all, there are only 46,144 international students (2017-18) in India. Nearly five-times as many Indian students are at US

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India slips to 53rd position on IMD Global Talent Ranking
India Education News |

Within Asia, Singapore has topped the charts with a global 13th place on the list that ranks 63 countries in

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Opinion: China’s education system is notoriously rigid, but is the US any better?
China Education News |

Five classes in the morning. Three in the afternoon. Your dad picks you up at 4:30 pm and drops you

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China education firms sink as Beijing tightens grip
China Education News, Global Education News |

Chinese private education stocks sank recently after Beijing moved to tighten the reins on the early education sector, citing child

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